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Be flexible…learn to be resilient

Every day we deal with changes…changes in our personal lives, changes with our business and in the economy.   Each day in the office we have to manage unforeseen happenings, continual instabilities, technology, many different personalities and so much more.

As leaders, the more we can be accommodating, flexible, adaptable and resilient will only make us stand out as the ones who will thrive.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back during hard times or some type of distress and resilient people have strong resources and skills to manage stress and conflict as well as a good support system to help them deal with the pressures of work.

This is important so we can reduce worries at the office and contribute to a more mentally healthy, unified workplace.

In order to be resilient we need to be flexible, adapt to new and different situations, learn from experience, be optimistic and ask for help when we need it.

You can try these steps, like any other skill you develop, you can develop being resilient...

  1. You are tougher than anything that happens:  Whatever you are thrown at work, you can accomplish it.
  2. Push through the difficult:  Select things that make you stretch mentally or physically; take baby steps to gain confidence and see results.
  3. Change your thinking:  Look for the opportunity in change.
  4. Invent a shield of armor around you:  Keep away individuals’ negative thoughts, comments and opinions. When someone tries to place their fears, doubts, and negativity on you, prevent yourself from engaging with it.
  5. Eat healthfully, exercise and get a good night’s sleep:  You must take care of your body, otherwise you will slip-up at being resilient.  Only when we are physically at our best, can we effectively deal with conflicts at work.
  6. Embrace the changes:  Be open to any lessons you might need to learn.

Learning to develop your skill of being resilient will help you cope with stress.  Your company and staff will benefit as well.

If you will promote an organizational work culture which supports kindness and consideration and promotes resilience preparation is a smart business move.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by challenges or have a tendency to fixate on problems, learning to become resilient will help you develop new, healthy ways to cope with difficulties and have a more optimistic point of view.

Do you practice resiliency in your company?

Dave Baney is the founder and CEO of 55 Questions, LLC.  We work with successful top executives with a driving ambition to crush their competition.  We help CEOs and Entrepreneurs improve alignment, communication and accountability throughout their organization. www.55Questions.com

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